NU-CABLE Cable Barrier

NU-CABLE High Tension Cable Barrier System offers a unique combination of TL-3 and TL-4 crash-test proven protection and visual appeal in both median and right-side guide rail applications. Plus the added bonus of a 50 to 75% cost saving versus traditional W-beam and concrete barriers, and up to 20% savings over other high-tension cable systems.

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  • Available in both 3-cable (TL-3) and 4-cable (TL-4) designs.
  • Both systems utilize strong yet economical 4-lb. Nucor Steel Marion RIB-BAK® U-channel steel posts, galvanized for long life.
  • Can be used in either median or roadside configurations.
  • Cables and posts attached with unique locking hook bolts that absorb energy during crashes.
  • Anchored at both ends into FHWA-approved cable release posts.
  • Easy to maintain and repair. Cables are stretched and tightened on site.
  • Deflections can be customized to meet site needs.
  • An attractive alternative to traditional W-beam and concrete barriers.
  • Doesn’t block driver visibility.


RIB-BAK U-Channel:

  • NU-CABLE TL-3: 4 or 5 lb./ft. Nucor Grade SP-80.
  • NU-CABLE TL-4: 4 lb./ft. Nucor Grade SP-80.

Top Cable Height:

  • NU-CABLE TL-3: 29 1/2”
  • NU-CABLE TL-4: 41”

Number of Cables:

  • NU-CABLE TL-3: 3 or 4
  • NU-CABLE TL-4: 4
NCHRP 350 Tested:

  • NU-CABLE TL-3: TL-3 Compliant
  • NU-CABLE TL-4: TL-4 Compliant

Foundation Type:

  • NU-CABLE TL-3: Direct Drive, Concrete Socketed or Direct Drive Steel Socket
  • NU-CABLE TL-4: Concrete Socketed or Direct Drive Steel Socket


  • NU-CABLE TL-3: Up to 6:1
  • NU-CABLE TL-4: 4:1



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NU-CABLE™ Cable Barrier


TL-3 6:1 Installation Manual
TL-3 4:1 Installation Manual
TL-4 Installation Manual